8 December 2016

Ta Niketeria: GAUDE MARIA VIRGO ...

... cunctas haereses sola interemisti in universo mundo! The Theotokos is Joy embodied, because she has trodden down beneath her virgin foot every heresy whatsoever and wheresoever. Her Immaculate Heart which enables her to behold the Father with unclouded vision (Matthew 5:8) will prevail, because (and only because) her Divine Son has told us to be of good courage for he has overcome the kosmos (John 16:33)As she once put down the Arians, so today her immaculate purity puts down the errors of those who downplay sexual promiscuity and puff up a great dark fog around the distinction between the Holy Estate of Matrimony and what they call, proudly flaunting the sophistication of their punctuation, "'irregular' situations". Yes; there most certainly has always, since the Fall, been sexual sin. But in not many ages has it merited such sympathetic almost-approval by some in such lofty places.

Today, God willing, there will be published another contribution to the debate within the Church, written by a tiny group who wish her well. Please read it and, of your charity, pray for them, and for all the others who may read it. But above all, put away fear. Let Mary make a man of you.

Our Byzantine brethren hail the great Mother of God with the title Hupermakhos strategos; our Great Fieldmarshall; the one who Transcends the Battle. It is to you, Unbrided Bride, that we ascribe the Victory Songs!

11 comments:

GOR said...

I just read the letter on Sandro Magister’s blog.

Thank you Father and the others for your courage and concern. These are certainly difficult times for the Church. People need to stand up and be counted - not letting human respect influence their witness nor weaken their Faith.

Liam Ronan said...

Thank you Father for sticking out your chin in defence of the Faith in a chinless world.

Christopher Boegel said...

Thank you Father for standing and fighting for Truth.

Woody said...

Thank you, Father, for your great example and courage during this trying time. Having reread your discussion of "They Have Uncrowned Him", might I also commend another item from Angelus Press, a short booklet entitled "Rules for Discerning the Spirits", being the Ignatian rules for discerning spirits, with commentary from Fr. Ludovic-Marie Barrielle. It seems that they are quite pertinent now, to the general situation in the Church.

Woody said...

I would love to sign the statement, not as a great scholar as those who have signed it, but just as a simple Catholic man, husband, father and grandfather, who must protect his wife, children and grandchildren from all this confusion that has been thrust upon us as "pastoral" truths. Thank you, Father, and the rest, for sticking your necks out for us in the pews. God Bless you and the Four Cardinals.

philipjohnson said...

Thank you Father!Let us hope that Francis retracts his awful -joy of sex-but i am afraid that he won't.What then?Demons and The Evil One are in battle as we speak but we know the eventual outcome!They ,and the Heretical Prelates who promulgate this filth will be crushed.We have Our Blessed Ladys word on this.

Simple Simon said...

Thank you Fr H for a timely gift on the feast of our heavenly mothers wondrous day. Will the very stones of St. Peters have to cry out because of the continued silence of far too many ‘orthodox’ bishops? You and I are now living in that privileged biblical time zone of ‘seventy, or eighty for those who are strong’.God willing we will both be still above ground when the undertakers who now have control of the levers of power in the Church will have converted or fled. Deo Gratias.

Rose Marie said...

Thank you, Father, for this courageous act of honesty. You and your colleagues, together with the Four Cardinals, Bishop Schneider, and the three other Bishops, give us heart. Faithful Catholics have been attacked mercilessly from within the Church. Now we are being defended with clarity. May our Lady protect and guide all who serve her and her Son.

Valdemar said...

I saw your "handsign" as well.

Thank you Father for being heard when so many are silent.

And you are heard!

May God bless you.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

Dear Father. Please include me among the many faithful Catholics who were pleased and proud to see your name on that document.

In this time of epicene ecclesiastics, it is a joy to see men like you standing tall.

May our Lord Bless and keep you during this Advent Season and in all seasons to follow.

geneticallycatholic said...

Ditto to Amateur Brain Surgeon's comment.